Driving up from Orange County next week to meet a gal pal for some good brekkie. My favorite meal of the day, period. Looking to meet around 11:30, but we can be flexible if places have a wait. I'd love a place that took reservations, though.
I've read about Marston's (she even recommended), but contemplating some non-traditional meals as well. I'm leaving it up to the Chowhounders to steer us in the best direction. Here are some I've read about:
* Green Street
* Japon Bistro
* Huntington Library (I know, San Marino....but I'm open)
* Burger Continental
* Le Pain Quotidien
I can go for traditional egg dishes or something sweet (French toast?). I'll even forgo the morning fare for lunch if that means an excellent recommendation. Or how about healthy options? Extra points for a place we can linger and chat and/or be convenient to retail therapy afterwards. I'm a sucker for ambiance, btw.